The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has submitted an outline planning application to South Ribble Borough Council for a major residential development at Farington in Leyland.

The proposals for the Croston Road North scheme include the construction of 400 new homes, including affordable housing, on a 17 hectare site. A new link road will be created to access the development and the plans also include the potential to accommodate new leisure facilities.

HCA said in a statement it has worked up the masterplan for the project following extensive consultation with local residents, statutory consultees and design experts.

“This application is a vital part of making the Croston Road North scheme appealing to potential developers," HCA head of area for Lancashire and Cumbria Marie Hodgson said. "It has been identified as a major development site locally and is also part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, so accelerating the delivery of the site with strong local partnership working is essential,” she said.

Subject to planning permission, the site will be marketed next year. HCA said the scheme is expected to take 10 years to complete.

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